Matt Frei 10am - 1pm
At least 38,000 coronavirus deaths in UK, according to ONS
12 May 2020, 11:17
At least 38,000 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, according to new data - by far the worst death toll in Europe.
According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics, 35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in England and Wales up to May 1 (and had been registered up to May 9).
The latest figures from the National Records of Scotland, published last week, showed 2,795 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to May 3.
And the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, also published last week, showed 516 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Northern Ireland up to May 6.
Our weekly deaths data for England show of all deaths occurring up to 1 May (registered up to 9 May), 33,337 involved #COVID19— Office for National Statistics (ONS) (@ONS) May 12, 2020
For the same period
▪️ @DHSCgovuk reported 25,282 COVID-19 deaths
▪️ @NHSEngland reported 21,647 hospital deaths
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Together these figures mean that so far 38,355 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.
A further 1,678 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 2 and May 10, according to figures published on Monday by NHS England - which, together with the total figure of 38,355 registered deaths, indicates the overall death toll for the UK is just over 40,000.
Deaths in care homes made up over 40 per cent of fatalities across England and Wales in the week to 1 May.
Coronavirus has infected more than 4.1 million people and killed over 286,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
More than 81,000 people have died in the US, the worst affected country, with 30,739 in Italy – the second hardest hit in Europe.